Jair Bolsonaro’s cabinet has been a constant source of crisis in recent weeks, with high-ranking ministers leaving after feuds with the president. The first out the door was former Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta, who clashed with Mr. Bolsonaro’s denial of the Covid-19 crisis’ severity. Next, it was Justice Minister Sergio Moro, who resigned while accusing the president of a multitude of crimes. On top of that, the government’s economic team is bickering among themselves, with rumors of the possible resignation of economic tsar Paulo Guedes making a risk-averse market even more jittery.
In a bid to calm the nerves within his own cabinet, Jair Bolsonaro swore in André Luiz Mendonça as the